Meta fined 24.7M by a Washington state Superior Court

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Meta company was found nearly $25 million by King County Superior Court Judge Douglass North on Wednesday because of violating campaign finance reveal law repeatedly and intentionally.

The company recorded 800 violations of Washington’s Fair Campaign Practices Act, and this penalty is the largest of its kind in U.S. campaign finance history.

Ad sellers should supply the information to anyone who asks for it, and keep public the names and addresses of those who buy political ads, also how the ads were paid for and the total number of views of each ad as Washington’s transparency law provides.

nevertheless, Meta refused and objected to the requirements repeatedly and said that it is impossible to fully comply with this law because it unduly burdens political speech, and is unconstitutional.

The judge can triple penalties if he finds them to be intentional, in the time each violation of the law is punishable by up to $10,000, thereupon judge North fined one of the world’s richest companies $24.7 million of its 822 violations.

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